Next Big Futures is looking for an experienced engineer to work on new ships
Newport’s new generation of small vessels, the Next Big ships, has received some high-profile attention.
The new ships are designed to move through the sea and deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in need.
The company’s founder and CEO, Peter Smith, said the new boats would be a model for the world.
“It is a new generation vessel, and this will allow us to deliver more of what we do well, which is delivering relief to people,” he said.
“This will allow our customers to see the world, and it will be a great opportunity for the country.”
The Next Big vessels are intended to be small vessels for short-term relief missions.
“Our current ship is too large, and that is not the direction we want to go,” Mr Smith said.
The vessels will have the capability to operate in shallow waters.
“We’re going to be moving into the ocean, and then we’re going into the water again,” Mr Sussman said.
While the new ships will be small, Mr Smith expects them to be useful in a range of roles.
“They can be the main tanker for humanitarian aid, they can be a rescue ship or a logistics ship, they have a lot of different roles,” he told RN.
“In terms of their capability to handle some of the bigger, more complex humanitarian situations that we have seen, we think this is the right ship.”
Newport said the Next BIG ships would be designed to operate through shallow waters and can carry up to five people.
“Newport is currently in talks with a range in the US, Canada, and Europe to help us build a new fleet of small ships for disaster relief,” the company said.
In the meantime, Mr Sussedman said he was happy with the ship’s initial design.
“I’m really happy with what we have got,” he he said, adding that it was not designed for commercial use.
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